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Watch the fierce competition and bring on the cheer! JulyCalgary, Alberta Calgary Exhibition and Stampede The Calgary Stampede is a day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos that hosts, educates and entertains visitors from around the world.
The show takes you on a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history and illuminates Canadian stories of nation building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision. Bring a chair or a blanket and sit back and enjoy the view! The Night It Up outdoor festival showcases a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by nightly performances by local artists. The event is styled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia.
August 5—18, Winnipeg, Manitoba Folklorama Festival The largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world, the Folklorama Festival presents over 44 cultural pavilions where guests can sample ethnic food, meet traditionally costumed volunteers, enjoy lively cultural entertainment, have interactive fun, and learn about cultures and countries from around the world.
August 4—6, Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Heritage Festival The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event where you can sample delicious food, watch creative performances and experience Canada's multiculturalism.
Explore the festival's 71 pavilions and enjoy the free entertainment as well as tastes, smells, sights and sounds from countries and cultures. August 9—12, Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Folk Music Festival The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of the world's biggest and best attended outdoor folk festivals that offers traditional and contemporary folk music, including Celtic, country, blues, gospel, soul and world music. August 10—12, Victoria, British Columbia Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Experience three days of fun and unique sport culture at one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals.
Watch the illuminated lanterns at the Lantern Lighting Celebration and help spread hope for and remember those affected by cancer. August 11—12, Calgary, Alberta Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival The annual community festival welcomes you to share the excitement and cultural experience of dragon boat racing.
The event includes cultural entertainment, live performances, a kids' play zone and much more! Spend an evening of fun with your friends and family and watch paddlers race for glory at the annual dragon boat festival!
This year's theme is "Leaped through the Dragon's Gate," and there's plenty for you to enjoy: Revel in the community spirit as teams and paddlers gather at Heritage Park to race and raise funds for local charities. August 25, Vancouver, British Columbia Steveston Dragon Boat Festival Visit one of Richmond's most popular community festivals and enjoy live music, vibrant visual arts, entertainment, children's activities, and culinary offerings while kicking back for a relaxing summer's day by the water.
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August 30 to mid-October, Winnipeg, Manitoba Lights of the North Lights of the North is a Chinese lantern light festival that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the sister city twinning between Winnipeg and Chengdu, China. The family-friendly festival showcases vibrant lantern exhibits, live performances and fun activities for kids. The luminous event will be sure to amaze and delight Winnipeggers and visitors from all around.
Enjoy the foods, arts, crafts and culture; play with the kids in the Dragon's Nest; or relax in the Dragon's Lair and follow the entertainment. Enjoy the incredible food, delightful venues, entertaining hosts and one-of-a-kind experiences, including signature events hosted by popular celebrity chefs!
New this year is the addition of a second tunnel of lights and enjoy a walking-only night on Sunday, Dec. Until January 6 Spiders: Until January 6 Mary Poppins Various show times: This musical based on the stories of P. More information, show times and tickets at youngpeoplestheatre. A Roaring Twenties Christmas Noon to 4 p. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 5 p. Experience a s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina Museum. Victorian Christmas in Toronto Noon to 4 p. Tuesday to Friday; Noon to 5 p.
Take a step back in time to Victorian Toronto and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas in an era row-house at Mackenzie House. School of Rock Various show times: Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical is presented at Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Show times and tickets at mirvish. Events Thursday November 29 Choir! Tickets are available at livingartscentre. November 29 to December 30 Aurora Winter Festival This inaugural winter festival finds its home at Ontario Place with 24 days of enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole, including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.
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November 29 — January 5 The Wizard of Oz: This musical will throw audiences back in time to relive an astounding moment in history: Presented at Hammerson Hall and suitable for all ages. Experience the magic of Christmas at Kortright Centre where forest comes to life with lights, friendly elves and your favorite Christmas characters.
Play games and make Christmas crafts. Enjoy carols and Christmas treats by the fire. Advance tickets required at kortright. The forest comes to life with lights, friendly elves and your favorite Christmas characters. Advance tickets are required at kortright. Weekends in December Christmas in the Valley Noon to 4 p. Closed December 25, 26 and January 1: Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills as you explore the holiday traditions of the s and the s.
Sample festive treats in the historic homes, create a take-home craft, and take a winter stroll in the Wildflower. Festive Weekends Noon to 4 p. Visit another era this holiday season. Tour the festively decorated McCowan Log House and Cornell House, enjoy warm apple cider and sample some traditional holiday baking at Scarborough Museum. Admission is Pay What You Can. Starting at Dwight St. If viewing past Islington the start time is closer to For more information go to akeshoreparade.
Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. Recipe package and tastes to take home. Pre-registration and payment required. Cocoa and Cookies with Santa 1 to 3 p. Enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies at the Elman W.
Campbell Museum along with a visit and photo opportunity with Santa. Free admission, bring a food donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.
Christmas Cookie Decorating 2 to 4 p. Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal cookies decorating, then take home a half dozen decorated goodies, recipes and the inspiration to create your own edible Christmas treats.
For all ages, and then some. Children under 12 years of age require an adult companion. Shop for foodie gifts and seasonal treats in a lovely historic setting, open an hour longer than our regular market. Cozy up to a roaring fire while sipping a hot mulled apple cider and kids will enjoy purchasing a gingerbread man from our winter witch.
Museum admission is free to Market visitors. Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade 10 a. Messiah and Friends 7: The Rose Orchestra is joined by St. Annual Lamplight Tour 6 to 8 p. Saturday December 1 Arachnophobes to Arachnophiles: Friendly Spiders in your House, Gardens and Parks 1: Presenting some fascinating spiders facts, including their ability to balloon up into the atmosphere and their unique and diverse uses of silk, this lecture may just help arachnophobes become arachnophiles.
For more information, visit rom. Take a step back in time and experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas all weekend-long at Christmas in the Village at the Historic Wallace House.
Filled with old-fashion Christmas-inspired activities, sights and sounds, our community open house is holiday fun for the whole family to enjoy. For more information, visit wallacehouse. Bake holiday treats using traditional methods in the woodstove and at the hearth at Scarborough Museum.
Kids take home a recipe booklet and selection of goodies to share with the family! Thursdays to Saturdays; 2 p. The Civic Light-Opera Co. See a re-created s radio show — commercials included at Spadina Museum.
Enjoy this fast-paced comedy, complete with live music, sound effects and a cast playing multiple roles. During your visit, tour this beautifully restored estate. Kids can try cookie decorating in the historic kitchen.
More information at toronto. December 6 — 8 Home Alone in Concert 7: Friday December 7 Friday Folk Night: A Very Foggy Christmas 7: Wonderful World of Christmas 8 p.
Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, this yuletide spectacular is hosted by the King himself at Rose Theatre. Show times and tickets at soulpepper. A Toronto tradition sincethis beloved Nativity play features professional musicians and volunteer cast in an hour-long pageant at Church of the Holy Trinity. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Saturday December 8 Gingerbread Cookie Decorating 1 to 4: Start your adventure at Gibson House by decorating gingerbread cookies baked by museum staff with holiday sweets. Then, take a tour of the museum. Gingerbread House Workshop 11 a. All the supplies you need to create a classic gingerbread house will be provided. Desserts By Lamplight 6: A magical evening of lamp-lit rooms, decadent desserts and carollers at Scarborough Museum.
Space is limited for this fundraising event. December 8 — January 5 Peter Pan Catch pirates, lost boys and a ticking crocodile at Soulpepper Theatre where the fantastical Peter Pan takes the stage.
Storytime with Santa 11 a.
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Decorate your own Christmas cookie while warming up with hot apple cider in the cozy historic kitchen and create your very own Christmas craft, then venture out into the Village for a day of traditional Christmas activities.
Sunday December 9 Christmas at the Lodge 9: Kids aged 5 to 7 join in old fashion Christmas fun in the historic home with a morning full of activities, cookie decorating and crafts at Colborne Lodge. Call for more information. Sound of Music Sing-Along 7 p.